Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 5 - Test - Page 417: 21



Work Step by Step

First, we raise each factor to the power outside the parentheses: $$((-3)^3)(x^2)^3$$ Evaluate the coefficient first: $$-27(x^2)^3$$ We use the power rule, which states that when you raise a power to a power, you can multiply the two exponents together: $$-27x^{(2)(3)}$$ Multiply the exponents: $$-27x^6$$
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